May 22, 2017
An 8-0 decision said that patent trolls must sue their alleged infringer in the district in which it is located, depriving the trolls of one of their most potent weapons.
In the latest skirmish of the long running intellectual property battle between the football helmet makers, Schutt parent Kranos Corp. is alleging that 12 models of Riddell helmets violate its patent 6,434,755.
The New Zealand company is suing the Eager Beavertons for $850,000 over a patent for a connector for golf clubs with adjustable lie or loft.
While Fila is owed about $5.2 million by bankrupt Payless, the payable was for sourcing and private label business. Fila did not sell the Fila brand to Payless.